On the final day early voting for the Statesboro City Council on Friday, 199 individuals came out to cast their ballots. In line with the pattern for the week, the morning traffic was light with the afternoon picking up as the voter shuttles, picking up students in front of Retreiver's Bar And Grill, dropped off electors by the limo load.
The Statesboro Police Department received big news recently - to the tune of over $317,000.
The Georgia Southern Botanical Garden will holds its annual Farm & Forest Festival and Plant Sale today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival allows children of all ages to see what farm life was like back in the 1920s and 1930s through arts & crafts, games and activities. Farm-fresh produce provided by local farmers will be available for purchase at the Farmer's Market. Admission to the event is free.
Bulloch County was named along with Griffin, Savannah and Valdosta-Lowndes County to receive a total of $2.2 million in state grants during the 29th Annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon in Atlanta. The grants come from the state's Solid Waste Trust Fund (SWTF) to implement four new regional recycling collection programs.
A third Bulloch County student was diagnosed with MRSA, a strain of staph infection that is resistant to treatment, said Bulloch County Assistant School Superintendent Lynda Yawn.
Dr. Joseph Olson will be featured in a solo exhibition of his work at the Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA) Nov. 4th in Savannah with a reception from 2 until 4 p.m. The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 30.
Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a Clito area convenience store Sunday.
A Lyons man is behind bars, charged with shooting a Hephzibah man to death at a Statesboro night club, police said.
The Southeast Bulloch High School "Swarm" marching band set another school record this past Saturday when the squad came home from the Tenth Annual "Heart of Georgia Marching Band Competition" with dozen more trophies. The biggest prize at the event held in Warner Robins was the "Second Runner Up Regardless of Class" Trophy, which meant the Swarm was judged better than 23 of the 26 bands in attendance.
Saturday night is the annual Freedom Fund Banquet for the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP. With the theme "Racial Equality: Moving from Good to Great," the night will be capped with a keynote speech from Reta Jo Lewis, former Senior Advisor to President Bill Clinton and Statesboro native.
Whether you are thrifty, a bargain hunter, a collector or just looking for some useful secondhand items, the place to be on Saturday is at the Statesboro Service League's annual Attic Sale. Hosted at the Ogeechee Fairgrounds main exhibit building, the event promises to be best and largest garage sale in the area.
Ogeechee Technical College celebrated Oktoberfest Monday
A Hephzibah man was shot and killed Saturday night at Jackson's, a night club on Old Register Road.
The statistics are startling. Nearly one-third of American women (31 percent) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives. Approximately 1.3 million women are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States. About 50 percent of offenders in state prison for spousal abuse kill their victims. Yet research shows that a woman will leave her significant other seven times before actually staying away.
The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade Monday was one of the largest and most successful in the Statesboro Kiwanis Club's history.
ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign for Georgia governor against incumbent Republican Nathan Deal.
This week is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.
The recent arrest of one man has cleared two burglary investigations, police said.
The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association First District held its annual awards banquet last week in Statesboro. Among those in attendance receiving awards was the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and its staff.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.
Amusements of America, the company that provides the midway for the annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, will bring new thrill rides to the scene as "fair week" kicks off Monday.
When Jenny Purvis went to her doctor for a routine prenatal visit at 27 weeks pregnant, she had no idea of the journey that would soon follow.
EVANS - You don't hear Michelle Nunn mention gender politics or try to rally female voters in Georgia around issues of abortion, birth control and gay marriage as she runs for the Senate.
Statesboro Regional Library will host two Halloween-themed events designed to encourage children to read.
ATLANTA - The politics of Ebola is particularly intense in Georgia, home to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory Hospital, where doctors have treated multiple Ebola patients. It's also no coincidence that the political hand-wringing comes alongside competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate.
The smell of marijuana led law enforcement officers to make several arrests Thursday during highway safety checks conducted by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team, Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, Statesboro Police Department and Georgia State Patrol.
Seven people were arrested Tuesday after one man fled from police to an apartment with a history of recent drug arrests, authorities said.
During Thursday night's debate in Statesboro, Republican challenger Rick Allen and the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Rep. John Barrow, came out verbally swinging, each accusing the other of misrepresenting his own and the other's past and positions.